After being together for three years, Elon said in a statement to Page Six, “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on great terms.”
The billionaire SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO cited his travels and work as reasoning for the split. Though, currently, he said Grimes is staying with him. The pair has sparked breakup rumors before, due to the fact that they've repeatedly unfollowed each other on social media.
Naturally, Twitter had a lot of thoughts, because — love 'em or hate 'em — they are a pair that fascinates, compels, and elicits some degree of musing, if ironically. Below are some of the best reactions:
1. I love a good (nay, great and glorious) pun.
Grimes and Elon musk are breaking up ??? Let’s look back at their most iconic moment
4. I believe it.
Good Morning, “Grimes dating Elon Musk” was a 3 year sociological study conducted by Harvard University. We are now complete with our study. Thank you for your time.
5. Please keep the pop culture references coming.
Grimes after breaking up with Elon Musk
6. Absolutely in tears.
grimes and elon musk’s kid at court telling the judge who it wants to be with
7. It could even be said that nature itself is healing.
grimes and elon musk have split up
8. Call me a conspiracy theorist because...
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I don't think it's a simple coincidence that Grimes and Elon broke up less than 24 hours after Nintendo announced that Chris Pratt was going to voice Mario in a Super Mario movie.
9. It's-a over.
this tweet directly caused the breakup of grimes & elon musk absolutely no doubt in my mind https://t.co/gQJzqmsJm3
10. This guest appearance.
Azealia Banks showing up at Grimes and Elon's divorce hearing
11. The tech/AI reactions are my personal faves.
Elon Musk trying to win Grimes back
Elon Musk and partner Grimes break up after 3 year relationship
13. OH MY GOD.
OMG Elon Musk and Grimes broke up after 3 years. But good to know they're co-parenting for X Æ A-Xii. Wishing them all the best 💔
14. I truly think Baby X could be the first superhuman in existence.
X Æ A-12 teleporting from grimes’ house to elon’s on weekends
15. Case in point.
when Elon Musk and Grimes need to split custody of X Æ A-12
16. Grimes relaying the news to Baby X in code.
Grimes informing X Æ A-12 that she and Elon Musk are separating.
17. To be a fly on the wall...
Is this how Elon Musk and Grimes broke up?
18. *Record scratch* *Freeze frame*
“We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms... She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.” not Elon Musk giving a breakup statement to Page Six while Grimes is literally in the next room https://t.co/YNsNJp2GC2